Where the mind anchors the soul! – For Penable Magazine!πŸ’

Greetings everyone!! I hope y’all are doing well!

As you might know, Phoenix, an amazing lady with a brilliant mind and a more brilliant blog just introduced us to her new idea…Penable magazine!

Here is a short story, written in response to auditioning for getting your work published in the amazing Penable magazine! It’s for you, Phoenix! Here it goes..


Where the mind anchors the soul…

Things are often different than what we expect them to be. So we should put ourselves out there rather than thinking of the worst possibilities.

In a beautiful and lively street in Honolulu, Hawaii, lived a young, shy boy, William. He was an introverted little boy who preferred to stay at home with his grandma.

On standing on the front porch of the house, you could see a lingering Canal that led to the State library. If you looked from the top window, you could see the formations formed by the black, shiny fish that inhabited the canal. Sometimes, the formations were like little bows and sometimes, they resembled wings of a bird. William loved everything about it and he loved his grandma more than anything!

One fine Monday morning, William’s grandma felt a bit too weak to do the chores. “William, would you get me these books from the Waikiki-Kapahulu Library please?”, she said, handing over a piece of paper to William. It had the following book titles:

1. Mill on the Floss – George Elliot

2. The artichoke hearts Sita Brahmachari

3. Around the world in 80 days – Jules Verne

4. Ink death – Cornelia Funke

5. A million little pieces – James Frey

Not being a very social kid, William was pretty scared at first, but he loved his grandma too much!

He took out his brand-new bag and put the following things in it- His grandma’s phone number, his address, a bottle of lemonade and a sun hat.

He set out and on his way, he saw a homeless man, sitting near the canal. “Would you like some lemonade?”, William asked, holding out his bottle. The man accepted it gladly. William, felling pretty pleased with himself, carried on.

As he reached the library, he turned away, disappointed. It was Monday! The library was closed!

As he turned around, a sense of serendipity filled his head and he put on his widest similes. He saw his grandma waiting for him in the car! “Come on, William! How did you enjoy the trip to the library!?”, she called out !

And it turns out, she only sent him to the library so that William could experience the fresh air and the liveliness of Honolulu, where the mind anchors the soul!

-Rishika Jain

The end


I hope you enjoyed this story. This one is pretty close to my heart as we went to Hawaii just 2 years back and an incident there inspired me to write this story. I will be talking more about it in my next post!

Any suggestions? Drop them down below!

Happy blogging to all!

-Rishika Jain

85 thoughts on “Where the mind anchors the soul! – For Penable Magazine!πŸ’

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  1. Hello Rishika I liked the story of this young boy being sent to the library when his grandma knew it was closed. Smart lady and she was happy I think the boy liked his walk there in the fresh air. You are a real good story teller Rishika. Looking forward to your next post. Have a wonderful Tuesday !

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      1. Good morning Rishika. Sorry I was not able to post the other award tonight. Tomorrow I will post as I said I would Rishika. Had a rough afternoon. Missed you my friend

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      2. I just checked my e-mail and it took me here to WordPress.com I will post it tomorrow. I made you a deal Rishika. I just had that rough afternoon and evening. Miss you my friend ❀ ❀

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      3. I just opened up one e-mail and it was from a follower from here who’s post ended up in my junk mail file by mistake. I opened it and it brought me straight to wordpress.com That was where I wanted to be at that time. Hope you can understand my message Rishika. Have a peaceful Wednesday ! Smiling happy face because I have one on my face.

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    1. Oh..Thank you so much, Phoenix!!! I really appreciate you taking out time for me..I appreciate it more than you can ever know!❀❀❀❀❀I am doing good..what about you?

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      1. It’s okay, I’m just checking up on a friend and trying to repay the kindness she forever showers on me ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

        Thats nice to hear, I’m doing great thank you!
        ❀️ ❀️ ❀️
        I’ve noticed that you write a lot about Hawaii, do you live there?
        It’s a really nice place, I want to go there one day!

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      2. Ohh, Phoenix!! You are the sweetest!😊😊❀❀
        Glad to hear that!
        Well, I don’t live there but my dad used to. We went there for about one and a half month 2 years back and that time was the best time of my life. I didn’t realize it then but now I do!
        Yes, its an amazing place! ❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀

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  2. Omg, congrats Rishika!! Big hugs for you!! ❀❀ I am a very proud friend, this piece was wonderful, you deserved the award! 😍❀ Much love!!

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    1. Thank you sooooooo much, Elle!!!!!!!!!❀❀❀❀❀❀❀ I am soo glad you like this piece! Thank you so much for the love!
      Much love and hugs to you too:)😊😊❀❀❀❀❀❀

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